RNC committee approves 2024 GOP policy platform, including abortion

RNC members will vote on whether to officially approve the platform during the convention.

The Republican National Committee’s platform committee adopted a new GOP platform Monday that addresses the issue of abortion.

According to the platform, Republicans “will oppose late-stage abortion while supporting mothers and policies to improve prenatal care, access to contraception and IVF (fertility treatments),” the document, obtained by ABC News, said.

The abortion section also states that the GOP “believes” the 14th Amendment to the Constitution “guarantees that no person may be deprived of life or liberty without due process of law, and that the states are therefore free to pass laws protecting these rights” — reinforcing former President Donald Trump’s view that the issue should be decided at the state level.

According to an RNC spokesman, the entire RNC membership will vote to officially endorse the platform from the convention floor. The party’s convention is next week in Milwaukee.

Trump called into the meeting Monday morning and “described why some of the elements are in” the platform, the committee member said. Trump also approved a draft of the new Republican Party platform during the meeting, a source familiar with the matter said.

The new party platform could herald changes in the GOP’s positions on key issues such as abortion, gay marriage and immigration. Moreover, the reforms are likely to reflect Trump’s beliefs, platform committee members and Trump allies said.

A member of the platform committee who spoke to ABC News after the vote, which passed 84-14, said there was a lot of “unity” on the wording, even among some of the more socially conservative members who have spoken out loudly and clearly against a platform that reflects Trump’s views on abortion.

“A lot of people stood up and took the microphone [during a comment section]. And overall things were really positive. People were happy to see this document,” the member said.

After the vote, Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of SBA Pro-Life America and a leading anti-abortion activist who was one of the people who lobbied Trump’s team on the platform this year, issued a statement expressing her support for the document.

“Importantly, the GOP today reaffirmed its commitment to protecting unborn life through the 14th Amendment. Under that amendment, it is Congress that enacts and enforces its provisions. The Republican Party remains strongly pro-life nationally. The mission of the pro-life movement over the next six months must be to defeat the Biden-Harris extreme abortion agenda,” Dannenfelser wrote.

“The platform allows us to deliver the winning message to 10 million voters, who turned out four million times in key states,” Dannenfelser added.

ABC News’ Brittany Shepherd, Hannah Demissie and Lalee Ibssa contributed to this report.

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